Cocktails for a CURE
The Besner Family hosted their first Cocktails for a CURE fundraiser in New York City at the Hudson Terrace nightclub on the evening of September 15. The event was such a success that they hope to continue it annually.
And it's all because of Willa!
Diagnosed shortly after her 4th birthday, Willa lives with type 1 diabetes. Beautiful and brave, this 10-year-old girl isn't just waiting for a cure...she's aiming for it.
She sold bracelets to friends and family, and personally made a donation of $43 in cash. Way to go, Willa!
Willa's parents Leslie Hsu and Greg Besner, and even little sister Lana, 8, are all doing their part. The family organized Cocktails for a CURE, which featured wine and spirits, fabulous food, music and dancing. They were honored that more than 200 friends and family joined them in their fight for a cure.
Willa and Leslie visited the DRI a few weeks later to deliver a donation from the Willa's Wish Foundation for $30,000. According to Greg, next year will be "an even bigger event and an even bigger donation!"
>>Watch video from Willa and Leslie's tour of the DRI
Thanks Besner family!